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  • 'Professionals' Film Record Mako
    Story : Posted 06-04-2013

    'Professionals' Film Record Mako

    A Texas angler being filmed by Corey Knowlton, co-host on "Jim Shockey's The Professionals," has likely broken a world record with this 11-foot, 1,323.5-pound shortfin mako shark caught off Huntington Beach, Calif.

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  • Back Open For Fishing
    Story : Posted 06-03-2013

    Back Open For Fishing

    Recreational boating & sport fishing are staples in the coastal waters struck by Hurricane Sandy in October 2012, but debris and sediment buildup left many of those waterways treacherous. After nearly 8 months of intense cleaning operations, officials have declared the region's coastal waterways safe.

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  • Hit Some Small Waters
    Story : Posted 05-31-2013

    Hit Some Small Waters

    Now that June is around the corner, it's time to hit some overlooked small lakes. Smaller waters offer great opportunities for quality fishing from the bank as well as a place to take a family to wet a line.

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  • Planer Boards with Kids
    Story : Posted 05-30-2013

    Planer Boards with Kids

    Kids typically have a short attention span when it comes to fishing. Get yourself a set of planer boards and line counter rods and reels and you're in a different ball game!

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  • Snap To It
    Story : Posted 05-30-2013

    Snap To It

    June 1 marks the much-anticipated opening of red snapper season in the Gulf of Mexico. Bold dispositions, feisty fighting ability and simply delicious filets make these ruby scaled delights a prized catch from Florida to Texas.

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  • Was Amberjack a Potential Record?
    Story : Posted 05-29-2013

    Was Amberjack a Potential Record?

    The amberjack was so massive it might have been a world record, but the fisherman who battled it and the Mexican crew that helped deliver it from the Sea of Cortez to a remote Baja California beach were not thinking about records.

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  • Fishing the Kentucky River
    Story : Posted 05-22-2013

    Fishing the Kentucky River

    The Kentucky River offers excellent fishing for black bass, crappie, muskellunge, white and hybrid striped bass and bluegill. Boating access to the Kentucky River is better than ever and this overlooked fishing resource is close to a large swath of Kentucky's population.

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  • IGFA Hot Catches for May
    Story : Posted 05-21-2013

    IGFA Hot Catches for May

    The big fish are back. After a short hiatus, the IGFA Hot Catches report returns to detail the fish caught and submitted for world record consideration.

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  • Fun on the Fly
    Story : Posted 05-20-2013

    Fun on the Fly

    Between the complex and challenging tactics anglers strive to master, the occasional interlude with simplicity offers a pleasant balance to more demanding pursuits. Case in point: bluegill.

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  • Live-Bait Rigs Are Always an Option
    Story : Posted 05-17-2013

    Live-Bait Rigs Are Always an Option

    Even though I fish for walleye in a variety of manners, there is no doubt my favorite presentation is still a standard live-bait rig. For me, live-bait rigging is as classic as walleye fishing gets.

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